This May we will be taking part in the annual St Catherine’s Hospice ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ to help raise funds for this much-needed charity. Over the two-week period (which runs from 14th to 25th of May) law firms across Sussex give their time free of charge to people who may not have access to a lawyer and who wish to make a Will, in return for a donation to St Catherine's Hospice.
Writing a Will, and ensuring it is legally binding, ensures that your wishes are carried out and allows you to choose who inherits your estate. Having a Will in place also allows you to appoint a guardian to look after your children.
Last year stevensdrake raised £2,700 which contributed to the total of £20,575 raised for St Catherine’s Hospice through the scheme, which is a great achievement in these difficult times.
All the money raised goes towards helping everyone face death informed, supported and pain-free, as well as providing expert care for people in West Sussex and East Surrey either at St Catherine’s itself, or in a person’s own home.
Erica Pearce-Howard, of the Private Client team, said: “Given the involvement that stevensdrake has as a firm with St Catherine’s Hospice already, I very much appreciate the important work that it does providing palliative care for patients and their families living with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.
“We support St Catherine’s throughout the year through other events and believe that the Make a Will Fortnight scheme is a great way to continue these efforts, raise awareness and raise lots of much-needed money for a very worthwhile cause.”
We are only able to offer a number of appointments for the two weeks during which the scheme operates and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so make sure you contact the team now to avoid disappointment.
For more information, or to book your appointment, you can contact Erica Pearce-Howard on 01293 596925 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.